Russell Wilson to Wisconsin Still Possible?


According to sources close to the University of Wisconsin, former NC State quarterback Russell Wilson will make a campus visit sometime next week.

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Wilson, who threw for 3,663 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, visited the Auburn campus. Rumors swirled that Wilson was impressed by his visit to Auburn, making the Tigers the front-runners for the senior signal-caller.

Could the tide have changed as Wilson most likely makes his visit to Madison on Wednesday?

By: Nick Grays

I say his visit to UW will most likely take place on Wednesday because that’s when his current baseball team has an off-day. Wilson is a prospect in the Colorado Rockies organization and plays for their Single A affiliate, the Asheville Tourists.

Just in case you were wondering, the second-baseman has struggled at the plate this spring while hitting at a .200 clip (28-for-140) with six RBI and a lot of strikeouts (65).

Don’t let his lacking baseball stats trick you in to thinking he’s an average athlete on the football field because that couldn’t be any farther from the truth.

Wilson would be a great asset to a Badgers team who lost their senior quarterback Scott Tolzien to graduation in the spring.

As of now, Wisconsin is set to go with sophomore Jon Budmayr at the starting QB position, but Wilson would bring much more experience and talent to the starting roster.

The reason Wilson was granted his release from NC State and now is pursuing a transfer for his last year of eligibility is because his ex-coach, Tom O’Brien,  had a problem with his starting quarterback missing practice to play baseball.

If Wilson’s choice between Auburn and Wisconsin seems kind of odd, it probably should. The reason he’s expressed interest in becoming a Badger is because he has some kind of connection with a relative of the Biddy Martin, the UW Chancellor.

Tolzien Receives Big Ten Honors

In other relevant Wisconsin news, the above mentioned Scott Tolzien was named a recipient of the Big Ten’s Outstanding Sportmanship Award. Tolzien was one of the nation’s most efficient passers and helped the Badgers to a 11-2 record, a share of the Big Ten title and a trip to Pasadena to play in the Rose Bowl.

What do you think of Russell Wilson’s prospective visit to Madison? Would he be a great addition to the Badgers or is Wisconsin better off sticking with Budmayr? Let me know by commenting below!

Nick Grays is a senior writer at the Sports Bank where he covers the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoys to share Fantasy Advice from time-to-time. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here or visit his blog Nick Knows Best.

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